Think About What
You're Thinking About

"But Peter said, 'Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.'" (Acts 5:3-4)

Words and observations enter through the realm of the soul. When they enter, we have a choice. We either accept them or cast them down. The words we receive and accept eventually enter the heart and either strengthen fear or strengthen faith. What they strengthen is determined by the source of the words.

Words of doubt and unbelief, if accepted, will eventually develop or strengthen fear. Words of truth, if accepted, will strengthen or develop faith. Every thought you have either complements or contends with faith.

When Jesus was talking to His disciples in John 16:6, He said, "But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart." Your heart can be sad, or your heart can be happy. The decision is yours. Hear and accept words of sadness and sadness will grow. Sadness is a type of fear.

The Word of God is God's faith. When you are open to receiving God's Word, and you hear God's Word, then faith goes into your heart like a seed. It will grow into a full manifestation. In the same way, Satan's words are like seed. When you are open to his words, even without realizing you are, his lies and deceptions are planted into your heart and will grow into full manifestation. Understanding is not necessary to receive.

So the conclusion is this. Allow your heart to be filled with God's Word so that faith will abound. Reject and cast down the fear-filled words of the enemy. Only you can make this choice. Choose wisely.

To learn more about the words of your mouth, check out Dr. Ollison's book, The Practical Handbook for Christian Living.